Contributed by Wade Pickren on 02/13/2014
Friday, February 14, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (feel free to bring your lunch)
English-language learners are the fastest-growing group of students in U.S. schools, so as educators around the country begin putting the CCSS into classroom practice, what instructional strategies and supports will they need to bridge the gap between acquiring language and truly mastering academic content for ELLs? What tools do teachers need to ensure that ELLs meet the more sophisticated language and literacy demands in the new academic expectations? Expert guests in this webinar discuss how teachers across all grade levels and content areas can develop and support literacy and academic-language skills of ELLs in their classrooms, as well as the importance of selecting grade-level, complex texts across the subjects. They also highlight efforts to prepare teachers for supporting English-learners’ success with the common standards in the 90,000-student Albuquerque school district, where nearly one fifth of students are ELLs.